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71 Insightful Quotes By Kate Middleton (Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge)

Famous As: The Duchess of Cambridge
Born On: January 9, 1982
Born In: Reading, England
Age: 40 Years
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, popularly known by her maiden name Kate Middleton, hopes that she “can make a difference even in the smallest way”, adding that she is looking forward to helping people as much as she can. Involved with many charity works that focuses on children, mental health, and addiction, she has talked extensively on these issues, declaring that “a child's mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support”.  A mother of three children, she has also talked about parenting, about her family and her childhood, about making chutney for the Queen as a Christmas present, her love for tennis etc. Let us now look into some of her quotes on health, addiction, family, children, parents, life etc.
I don't know if I have a favorite color.

I don't know if I have a favorite color.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Patriarchy's chief institution is the family. It is both a mirror of and a connection with the larger society; a patriarchal unit within a patriarchal whole.

Patriarchy's chief institution is the family. It is both a mirror of and a connection with the larger society; a patriarchal unit within a patriarchal whole.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
A huge amount still needs to be done. At the moment hundreds of children are still malnourished.

A huge amount still needs to be done. At the moment hundreds of children are still malnourished.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
A child's mental health is just as important as their physical health.

A child's mental health is just as important as their physical health.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
I'm still very much Kate.

I'm still very much Kate.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
The attitudes towards mental health must change

The attitudes towards mental health must change

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
We hope to encourage George and Charlotte to speak about their feelings, and to give them the tools and sensitivity to be supportive peers to their friends as they get older.

We hope to encourage George and Charlotte to speak about their feelings, and to give them the tools and sensitivity to be supportive peers to their friends as they get older.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Being able to go into Wimbledon and be part of an amazing atmosphere is special.

Being able to go into Wimbledon and be part of an amazing atmosphere is special.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
William and I feel that every child deserves to be supported through difficult times in their lives.

William and I feel that every child deserves to be supported through difficult times in their lives.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
You go from thinking of yourself as primarily an individual to suddenly being a mother, first and foremost.

You go from thinking of yourself as primarily an individual to suddenly being a mother, first and foremost.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Sadly, for some mothers, this experience can be made so much harder due to challenges with our very mental health.

Sadly, for some mothers, this experience can be made so much harder due to challenges with our very mental health.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Nothing can really prepare you for you the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother. It is full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love, and worry, all mixed together.

Nothing can really prepare you for you the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother. It is full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love, and worry, all mixed together.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
The most memorable engagement for me, I suppose, was an away-day to Leicester. I went without William, so I was rather apprehensive about that.

The most memorable engagement for me, I suppose, was an away-day to Leicester. I went without William, so I was rather apprehensive about that.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Parenting is tough.

Parenting is tough.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Parents, teachers, and other school staff need the tools to help these young people early in their lives. And the earlier, the better. It is proven that early action prevents problems later in life.

Parents, teachers, and other school staff need the tools to help these young people early in their lives. And the earlier, the better. It is proven that early action prevents problems later in life.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Not all children have the anchor of a strong family.

Not all children have the anchor of a strong family.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Imagine if everyone was able to help just one child who needs to be listened to, needs to be respected, and needs to be loved - we could make such a huge difference for an entire generation.

Imagine if everyone was able to help just one child who needs to be listened to, needs to be respected, and needs to be loved - we could make such a huge difference for an entire generation.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
I feel enormously proud to be part of East Anglia's Children's Hospices and to see the wonderful life-changing work that you do.

I feel enormously proud to be part of East Anglia's Children's Hospices and to see the wonderful life-changing work that you do.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
From taking photographs of George and Charlotte, I have been struck by the wonderful lack of self-consciousness that you see in photographs of children, without the self-awareness that adults generally feel.

From taking photographs of George and Charlotte, I have been struck by the wonderful lack of self-consciousness that you see in photographs of children, without the self-awareness that adults generally feel.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
I think there is a real art to walkabouts.

I think there is a real art to walkabouts.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
I feel very, very lucky that George has got a little sister.

I feel very, very lucky that George has got a little sister.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
It's very special having a new little girl.

It's very special having a new little girl.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
I often get asked why I decided to spend time highlighting the mental health of children.

I often get asked why I decided to spend time highlighting the mental health of children.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
We need to help young people and their parents understand that it's not a sign of weakness to ask for help.

We need to help young people and their parents understand that it's not a sign of weakness to ask for help.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
We want to encourage people to talk to one another.

We want to encourage people to talk to one another.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
First-class delivery of children's palliative care is life-changing. When families are confronted with the shattering news that their children have a life-limiting condition, their world can fall apart.

First-class delivery of children's palliative care is life-changing. When families are confronted with the shattering news that their children have a life-limiting condition, their world can fall apart.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Around-the-clock support is crucial for children receiving palliative care. They and their families often need help every hour of every day, both in hospices and at home.

Around-the-clock support is crucial for children receiving palliative care. They and their families often need help every hour of every day, both in hospices and at home.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
I find doing speeches nerve wrecking.

I find doing speeches nerve wrecking.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
There's no one quite like William - I bet he's really kind. You can just tell by looking at him.

There's no one quite like William - I bet he's really kind. You can just tell by looking at him.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
No, I had the Levis guy on my wall, not a picture of William, sorry.

No, I had the Levis guy on my wall, not a picture of William, sorry.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
It's obviously nerve-wracking, because I don't know the ropes really, William is obviously used to it, but I'm willing to learn quickly and work hard.

It's obviously nerve-wracking, because I don't know the ropes really, William is obviously used to it, but I'm willing to learn quickly and work hard.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
I'm still very much Kate.

I'm still very much Kate.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
I was quite nervous about meeting William's father, but he was very, very welcoming, very friendly, it couldn't have gone easier really for me.

I was quite nervous about meeting William's father, but he was very, very welcoming, very friendly, it couldn't have gone easier really for me.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
I think, the people around home are very supportive to us.

I think, the people around home are very supportive to us.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
I hope we will be able to have a happy family ourselves.

I hope we will be able to have a happy family ourselves.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
I don't know if I have a favorite color.

I don't know if I have a favorite color.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
I was lucky. My parents and teachers provided me with a wonderful and secure childhood where I always knew I was loved, valued, and listened to.

I was lucky. My parents and teachers provided me with a wonderful and secure childhood where I always knew I was loved, valued, and listened to.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Personally, becoming a mother has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience. However, at times it has also been a huge challenge. Even for me who has support at home that most mothers do not.

Personally, becoming a mother has been such a rewarding and wonderful experience. However, at times it has also been a huge challenge. Even for me who has support at home that most mothers do not.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
The Queen was really thrilled that we'd had a little girl, and when we came back here to Kensington, she was one of her first visitors.

The Queen was really thrilled that we'd had a little girl, and when we came back here to Kensington, she was one of her first visitors.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
George loves the T Rex because it's the noisiest and the scariest.

George loves the T Rex because it's the noisiest and the scariest.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Every time Wimbledon is on, I am thinking, 'Yes, I could do the same and get out the racket.' Sadly, not the same results.

Every time Wimbledon is on, I am thinking, 'Yes, I could do the same and get out the racket.' Sadly, not the same results.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
We have heard time and time again in the course of our work how talking can help heal the hidden challenges we can't deal with alone.

We have heard time and time again in the course of our work how talking can help heal the hidden challenges we can't deal with alone.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
No parent would fail to call the doctor if their child developed a fever.

No parent would fail to call the doctor if their child developed a fever.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
I think as any mother would be she was absolutely over the moon. And actually we had quite an awkward situation because I knew and I knew that William had asked my father but I didn't know if my mother knew.

I think as any mother would be she was absolutely over the moon. And actually we had quite an awkward situation because I knew and I knew that William had asked my father but I didn't know if my mother knew.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
No one would feel embarrassed about seeking help for a child if they broke their arm - and we really should be equally ready to support a child coping with emotional difficulties.

No one would feel embarrassed about seeking help for a child if they broke their arm - and we really should be equally ready to support a child coping with emotional difficulties.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
I have learned that delivering the best possible palliative care to children is vital, providing children and their families with a place of support, care and enhancement at a time of great need is simply life-changing.

I have learned that delivering the best possible palliative care to children is vital, providing children and their families with a place of support, care and enhancement at a time of great need is simply life-changing.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Every child deserves to grow up knowing their potential and feeling confident that they won't fall at the first hurdle - that they cope with life's setbacks.

Every child deserves to grow up knowing their potential and feeling confident that they won't fall at the first hurdle - that they cope with life's setbacks.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Yes, well I really hope I can make a difference, even in the smallest way. I am looking forward to helping as much as I can.

Yes, well I really hope I can make a difference, even in the smallest way. I am looking forward to helping as much as I can.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Change the way we all talk to each other about our mental health.

Change the way we all talk to each other about our mental health.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
We have seen that two heads are better than one when dealing with a mental health problem.

We have seen that two heads are better than one when dealing with a mental health problem.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
By far the best dressing up outfit I ever had was a wonderful pair of clown dungarees, which my Granny made.

By far the best dressing up outfit I ever had was a wonderful pair of clown dungarees, which my Granny made.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
With the right help, children have a good chance of overcoming their issues while they are still young and can have the bright future they deserve.

With the right help, children have a good chance of overcoming their issues while they are still young and can have the bright future they deserve.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Since beginning my work in areas like addiction, for example, I have seen time and time again that the roots of poor mental health in adulthood are almost always present in unresolved childhood challenges.

Since beginning my work in areas like addiction, for example, I have seen time and time again that the roots of poor mental health in adulthood are almost always present in unresolved childhood challenges.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Some children are tackling tough times without the support that can help them because the adults in their life are scared to ask.

Some children are tackling tough times without the support that can help them because the adults in their life are scared to ask.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Together with open conversations and greater understanding, we can ensure that attitudes for mental health change and children receive the support they deserve.

Together with open conversations and greater understanding, we can ensure that attitudes for mental health change and children receive the support they deserve.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
All of us know someone who has been through difficult emotional times, and we know how hard it can be to see a way forward.

All of us know someone who has been through difficult emotional times, and we know how hard it can be to see a way forward.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
A child who has overcome challenges with proper emotional support will emerge stronger.

A child who has overcome challenges with proper emotional support will emerge stronger.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Everyone teases me in the family that I spend far too long chatting. So I think I've still got to learn a little bit more and to pick up a few more tips, I suppose.

Everyone teases me in the family that I spend far too long chatting. So I think I've still got to learn a little bit more and to pick up a few more tips, I suppose.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
There is no rule book, no right or wrong; you just have to make it up and do the very best you can to care for your family.

There is no rule book, no right or wrong; you just have to make it up and do the very best you can to care for your family.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
It is our duty, as parents and as teachers, to give all children the space to build their emotional strength and provide a strong foundation for their future.

It is our duty, as parents and as teachers, to give all children the space to build their emotional strength and provide a strong foundation for their future.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect, and honesty, and I realize how central values like these have been to me throughout my life.

My parents taught me about the importance of qualities like kindness, respect, and honesty, and I realize how central values like these have been to me throughout my life.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
The challenge that so many people have is not knowing how to take that first step of reaching out to another person for help.

The challenge that so many people have is not knowing how to take that first step of reaching out to another person for help.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Having a child, particularly your first child, is such a life-changing moment. Nothing can really prepare you for that.

Having a child, particularly your first child, is such a life-changing moment. Nothing can really prepare you for that.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Addiction is a hugely complex and destructive disease, and its impact can be simply devastating. All too often, lives and families can be shattered by it.

Addiction is a hugely complex and destructive disease, and its impact can be simply devastating. All too often, lives and families can be shattered by it.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
A child's mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support.

A child's mental health is just as important as their physical health and deserves the same quality of support.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

If any of us caught a fever during pregnancy, we would seek advice and support from a doctor. Getting help with our mental health is no different - our children need us to look after ourselves and get the support we need.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Well I think if you really go out with someone for quite a long time you do get to know each other very, very well, you go through the good times, you go through the bad times. You know both personally, but also within a relationship as well.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Actually William wasn't there for quite a bit of the time initially, he wasn't there for Freshers Week, so it did take a bit of time for us to get to know each other but we did become very close friends from quite early.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

I think I know I've been working very hard for the family business, sometimes those days are long days and I think if I know I'm working hard and pulling my weight, both working and playing hard at the same time, I think everyone who I work with can see I am there pulling my weight.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

I think at the time I wasn't very happy about it [marriage], but actually it made me a stronger person, you find out things about yourself that maybe you hadn't realized. I think you can get quite consumed by a relationship when you are younger and I really valued that time for me as well, although I didn't think it at the time.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

When I was growing up, I was very lucky. My family was the most important thing to me. They provided me with somewhere safe to grow and learn, and I know I was fortunate not to have been confronted by serious adversity at a young age.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge